So our free day a couple weeks ago was so FUN! While we ate lunch on the rooftops of the Christian quarter, we had a photo shoot.
|Mount Scopus (where we live) is in the distance.|
In the morning, we rushed to go to Mass at the Dormition Abbey, SUCH a beautiful church. The Mass was in German, so we couldn't understand anything, but it was really cool, and my 2 years of German in high school allowed me to be able to pronounce the words that we sang. The Dormition Abbey is on Mount Zion, right outside of the Old City, and it was built on the remains of a Byzantine church in about 1900. The Abbey is next to a church that has been traditionally known to be the "upper room" of the Last Supper. Our professor told us otherwise, but it is very similar or very near where the Last Supper would have taken place!
|The "upper room"|
|Entrance to David's Tomb.|
|Lunch on the rooftops.|